HOW TO: Make a flower garland crown for little nature lovers

by 03/31/15   filed under: craft, diy kids crafts, how-to

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Petit Collage's adorable tin canister puzzles double as coin banks

by 03/31/15   filed under: eco play, green gifts, green toys, kids entertainment

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These gorgeous tin canister puzzles from Petit Collage have a crafty little design secret: the tin canister that houses the puzzles also does double duty as a coin bank. Whether your child digs space exploration, storytime, the royal treatment, or wise and winking owls, the 64-piece puzzles offer a fun, family-friendly activity and are printed on recycled paper with vegetable inks. A great double-gift for older kids, these tin canister puzzles are sleek enough to go on display in your child’s room and compact enough that they can easily fit onto even the most crowded shelf — or into the most tightly packed carry-on.

+ Tin canister puzzles $16.00

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Mom illustrates ‘Super-Soft Heroes’ coloring book to show boys that they should freely express their emotions

by 03/31/15   filed under: art, green family, green kids, parenting

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Mom and cartoonist Linnéa Johansson understands the challenges of raising boys in a world full of gender stereotypes. In an effort to teach her children, and others around the globe, that it’s okay to show your emotions, Johansson took pen to paper and drew some of her kids’ favorite superheroes in surprising and unusual scenes. In her coloring book ‘Super Soft Heroes,’ she depicts a babywearing, cookie-baking Batman as well as a weepy Spiderman, and even some cross-dressing action from Superman and Catwoman, all intended to help show boys that they should feel free to express their feelings.

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13 eco-friendly Easter crafts for kids

by 03/30/15   filed under: craft, diy kids crafts, green family, green holiday ideas for kids, green kids

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Miami Museum invites children with disablities for a day of art-making on April 4th

by 03/30/15   filed under: art, events, green family

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On April 4th, Miami’s Patricia and Philip Frost Art Museum FIU invites families and children with special needs to All Kids Included- Arts for All, an Accessible Arts Experience. The family fun day will bring together a diverse group of extra special kids, as they bond while exploring their creative sides. Led by Zot Artz, the day will include special art-making tools designed especially for kids with cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida and other disabilities.

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13 year-old Ashima Shiraishi is one of the best rock climbers in the world

by 03/30/15   filed under: green kids, news

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Artist knits cruelty-free, detailed animal dissections

by 03/29/15   filed under: art, green kids

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YumEarth's Sour Jelly Beans will sweeten your kid's Easter basket

by 03/29/15   filed under: food, green family, green holiday ideas for kids, green kids

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Pucker up! Just in time for Easter, YumEarth is stocking store shelves with a delicious candy that kids will love. Yes, it’s candy… but if you’re going to treat your kids, YumEarth candy is the way to go. Their YumEarth Naturals Sour Beans are made with real fruit juice, (with a nod to the Easter Bunny, the delectable jelly beans contain purple carrot juice), fruit extracts and natural ingredients. They contain no artificial dyes, no MSG and they are dairy-free, gluten-free, fat-free, soy-free, peanut-free and tree-nut free. Each serving provides 100% of daily vitamin C and has less than 70 calories. Don’t let the “sour” name fool you. These new jelly beans somehow manage to be the perfect combination of sweet and tart — making them simply irresistible.

+ YumEarth Sour Beans $5.99/10-pack Family Sized Bag

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Petit Collage's new pop-out sets feature castle or pirate ship scenes kids can color themselves

Petit Collage's new pop-out sets feature castle or pirate ship scenes kids can color themselves

Petit Collage’s new pop-out and color sets have an added twist that sets them apart from their previously released pop-out sets — kids can now color the characters and the…

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HOW TO: Make scrumptious vegan matzah toffee for Passover

HOW TO: Make scrumptious vegan matzah toffee for Passover

TweetEmail 1. Gather the ingredients. 3/4 cup Earth Balance or other vegan margarine* 1 cup sugar 8-10 oz vegan semisweet chocolate chips Matzah (2-3 sheets) *Some Jewish…

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HOW TO: Decorate Easter eggs using flowers and foliage

HOW TO: Decorate Easter eggs using flowers and foliage

1. Gather the materials. Eggs (whatever number you desire) Mod Podge (I used the gloss version) or craft glue (watered down slightly if thick) Flowers, Foliage, Herbs 2. Select…

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Father-son duo build gigantic Transformers using recycled scrap metal and car parts

Father-son duo build gigantic Transformers using recycled scrap metal and car parts

TweetEmail Father Yu Zhilin is a bit of a Renaissance man: he’s a farmer by trade, but studied fine arts in school and decided to use his artistic skills to build his own…

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7 creative ways to decorate Easter eggs

7 creative ways to decorate Easter eggs

#1: Rubber Band Dyed Eggs This simple way to decorate your Easter eggs from Inkspired Musings is fantastic. The process starts by placing the egg in the lightest dye, followed by…

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CourtneyCourtney's coveted, one-of-a-kind upcycled t-shirt rompers and dresses return to Etsy

CourtneyCourtney's coveted, one-of-a-kind upcycled t-shirt rompers and dresses return to Etsy

CourtneyCourtney Fashion for Kids from Ko Nakatsu on Vimeo. Like all good upcyclers, Chu sources her raw materials from thrift shops. Her out-of-town parents help with regular parcels…

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VIDEO: 6 year-old inventors charm President Obama with their LEGO robot at the White House science fair

VIDEO: 6 year-old inventors charm President Obama with their LEGO robot at the White House science fair

While making his rounds at the annual White House Science Fair, President Obama ran into just about the cutest group of young inventors ever, and luckily, it was caught on tape. Five…

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Sao Paulo will now fine people who shame breastfeeding moms

Sao Paulo will now fine people who shame breastfeeding moms

Even though research shows time and time again that breast milk is the healthiest meal choice for babies, people all over the world still discriminate against breastfeeding moms. In…

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High-definition ultrasound scans show how fetuses react to mom smoking cigarettes

High-definition ultrasound scans show how fetuses react to mom smoking cigarettes

TweetEmailImage: 4D scans showing a sequence of movements displayed by two fetuses at 32 weeks gestation. The image shows fetal movements in a fetus whose mother is a smoker…

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HOW TO: Make one-ingredient fruit roll-ups

HOW TO: Make one-ingredient fruit roll-ups

TweetEmailRemember Fruit Roll Ups or Fruit by the Foot? Yes, they are still around and kids still crave these leathery rolls of ‘fruit’, which often – in…

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